Bindi Irwin Named Dancing with the Stars Winner!
Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough are Dancing with the Stars winners! On the Season 21 Finale, the couple beat out contenders Nick Carter & Sharna Burgess and Alek Skarlatos &Lindsay Arnold to take home the coveted Mirrorball trophy. An Australian activist and actress, 17 year-old Bindi wowed judges and fans alike all season with her upbeat personality and heartfelt performances.
VIDEO: Bindi's Dancing with the Stars Journey
In the Part 1 of the Season Finale, she earned a perfect 30 score for her spirited Quickstep. Later, she moved the judges to tears with her Freestyle tribute to her late father, "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, earning a second perfect score.
VIDEO: Bindi and Derek braved injury and illness to deliver a flawless Quickstep.
VIDEO: Bindi and Derek's perform a moving Freestyle routine.
VIDEO: Bindi's Cha Cha / Argentine Tango Joyful Fusion
VIDEO: Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough take home the Mirrorball Trophy
After winning the Mirrorball Trophy, an emotional Bindi said, "Thank you so much for everything. I can’t believe that I'm here. Just, thank you for changing my life."
WATCH: Bindi Irwin's Best Dances